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Patrolman Eric James Johnson

Howard City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 31, 1997

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Reflections for Patrolman Eric James Johnson

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 31, 2009

Eric, I did not know you,but heard alot about you.I think of your family alot and keep you all in my prayers always. I met your sister Charlotte after my brother was killed(Daryle W.Black ,LBPD,CA.eow 4-30-2000).She's a real nice woman.God be with you

Karen Black

December 6, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 14, 2007

patrolman johnson

something pulled me toward your name on odmp. i want you and your family to know you are not forgotten. my prayers are with you all

kathe starks
mother of officer daniel starks eow 10/25/03

August 31, 2007

Patrolman Johnson,
Today is the tenth anniversary since you were called home. My thoughts are with your loved ones as they remember you. Thank you for your courage to choose this profession - you did make a difference.

Pennsylvania citizen

August 31, 2007

I will never forget tubing down the river with you and how much I respected you for answering the call of duty. Rest in Peace, Eric.

Joy Purcey

May 16, 2006

We may not have known each other but patrol the same streets, answer the same calls and wear the same badge. I want to Thank you for all that you have done for this community and this department. God Bless you!
Rest in Peace 41-5.

Howard City Police Department

April 13, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this tuff time of year. We know that you are looking over all of us working the midnight shift and keeping us safe. God Bless You.

Deputy Sheriff
Grand Traverse Co Sheriff Office MI

August 12, 2004

It is because of you and officers like you that I enjoy arresting drivers under the influence.

Rest In Peace My Brother

October 5, 2003

God Bless You Brother
My prayers are with you, your family and friends.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Constable Pct 2

September 15, 2003



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